The judges have been selected for The 61st All American Jersey Shows, sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
The largest exhibition of Registered Jersey cattle in the world, the three shows of The All American will be held November 9, 10 and 11, 2013 in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.
Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio, will officiate in The All American Jersey Show on Monday, November 11. This will be his debut as the open show judge, having judged The All American Junior Jersey Show last year and the National Jersey Jug Futurity in 2011. Chris and his family own the Brown Velvet Brown Swiss and Lah-Dale Holstein show herds and have bred five All-American Brown Swiss winners. He has worked as the dairy programs specialist for COBA/Select Sires for 14 years. His consultant will be Mike Berry, Albany, Ore.
Charles F. Luchsinger, Syracuse, N.Y., will judge the 60th National Jersey Jug Futurity on November 10. He has twice judged The All American Jersey Show and also The All American Junior Jersey Show. He was judge of the 50th Anniversary Jersey show in Riobamba, Ecuador in 2011, in addition to judging the Holstein and Brown Swiss shows at that fair. Chuck, his wife Sue and their son Charlie own and operate Silver Spring Farms, four times Premier Breeder of The All American Jersey Show and perennial Premier Breeder and Exhibitor at the New York State Fair. His consultant will be Kelli Cull, Lomira, Wis.
The National Jersey Jug Futurity is the oldest and richest class for dairy cattle in the world. Premiums for the 2013 show are estimated at $10,500.
Judge for The All American Junior Jersey Show on November 9 will be Eric Topp, Botkins, Ohio. Topp was judge of the 2012 Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show in Louisville, and has extensive judging experience at state shows in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Topp-View Farms has developed champions at the Ohio State Fair and Spring Dairy Exposition, World Dairy Expo, and the North American International Livestock Expo. He is a dairy nutritionist for Maria Stein Grain. Craig Padgett, Waynesburg, Ky., will be the consultant.
The first and second place winners in each class of these shows will become the 2013 All American and Reserve All American honorees of the American Jersey Cattle Association.
For information on show entry fees and deadline, visit www.livestockexpo.org.
The American Jersey Cattle Association, organized in 1868, maintains identification and performance records for dairy herd owners and provides services that support genetic improvement and greater profitability through increasing the value of and demand for Registered Jersey cattle and genetics, and Jersey milk and milk products. For more information, contact the American Jersey Cattle Association by writing 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362, visit USJersey.com, or connect at Facebook.com/USJersey.